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He looks like Capt. Stubing from "The Love Boat," waving from the door of his chartered plane dressed in a blue blazer, poking fun at himself and the political process that might make him the next vice president. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, a 58-year-old Orthodox Jew, can't resist talking about his mother, described by a family friend as the kind of woman who gave young Joseph "a standing ovation every morning when he came down for breakfast."
November 18, 2008 | James Oliphant and Janet Hook, Oliphant and Hook are writers in The Times Washington Bureau.
Joe Lieberman's longtime Democratic allies grew practically apoplectic as he backed John McCain for president, stumped for the Republican candidate and criticized Barack Obama. So when Obama won and Democrats cemented their hold on Congress, liberal activists demanded the independent Connecticut senator be tossed out of the Democratic caucus, and some Democratic senators called for him to be stripped of his committee chairmanship. But none of that looks like it's going to happen.
January 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman will announce his decision Monday concerning a White House bid, but many Democrats say he has told them he plans to run. Lieberman, 60, said he chose his hometown of Stamford to announce his intentions for 2004 because "it's the place where my dreams started." Lieberman's announcement will be followed by one of his trademark visits to a local diner, an aide said.
November 8, 2008 | Associated Press
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is talking to Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman about the possibility of Lieberman caucusing with the GOP. Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats is up in the air. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) angered by Lieberman's support of Republican John McCain for president, might yank Lieberman's chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
July 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) said he is developing his own version of legislation passed by the House last week that would expand federal funds for religious charities. The House bill, supported by President Bush, faces opposition from Lieberman and other Democrats because it would preempt state and local laws barring discrimination in hiring.
August 8, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Just as Texans Lyndon B. Johnson and Lloyd Bentsen did before him in 1960 and 1988, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut can run for reelection this fall while he runs for vice president on the Democratic ticket. But if Lieberman stays in both contests and wins both, he complicates Democratic hopes of erasing or reducing the GOP's 54-46 edge in the Senate. Connecticut Gov.
June 21, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The religion of neither Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), an observant Jew, nor President Bush, a born-again Protestant, will have much effect on voters in the 2004 election, according to a nationwide poll by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Most respondents, 85%, said Lieberman's religion would make no difference in voting decisions in his run for the White House. Six percent said Lieberman's religion would make support more likely, and 6% said less likely.
December 8, 1995 | From Times Wire Services
Two Democratic senators joined with William J. Bennett, author of the popular "Book of Virtues," to criticize advertisers who support what critics call "trash TV" talk shows. The three said the shows are contributing to a decline in morals in America and selling exploitation. In television and radio ads to begin airing today, Bennett and Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Sam Nunn (D-Ga.
December 3, 2000 | From Associated Press
Hundreds of people protesting the contested presidential race staged noisy demonstrations Saturday outside the Connecticut home of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman. Lieberman's critics accused Democrats of trying to steal the presidential election through repeated vote recounts in Florida. Democrats charged Lieberman's critics with anti-Semitism for holding the rally on the Jewish Sabbath. Lieberman is an Orthodox Jew. "Respect the Sabbath!"
Accusing the entertainment industry of having a "target on the backs of our children," Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and two Democratic colleagues introduced legislation Thursday that would put teeth in federal regulation of Hollywood. The bill would provide civil penalties of up to $11,000 per offense for movie, music and video game companies found to be violating their own voluntary guidelines by targeting children with advertisements for products with violent, profane or sexual content.
November 7, 2008 | Associated Press
Sen. Joe Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats was in question after a meeting Thursday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is steamed over the Connecticut independent's high-profile support of Republican John McCain for president. Reid, in a sternly worded statement after the 45-minute meeting, said no official decisions had been made.
December 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), trying to build momentum toward a reprise of his 2000 New Hampshire primary victory, is piling up high-profile endorsements, including one from another political maverick, Sen. Joe Lieberman. The Connecticut senator, an independent who was the Democrats' 2000 vice presidential nominee, was scheduled to announce his support for McCain at a town hall meeting today in Hillsborough.
November 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joe Lieberman, who won reelection as an independent, has a message for his Senate colleagues in the next Congress: Call me a Democrat. The three-term Connecticut lawmaker defied party leaders when he launched his independent bid after losing to Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary. During the campaign, he vowed to be an "independent-minded Democrat" if he were reelected.
November 4, 2006 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
The independent candidate for the U.S. Senate stood at the helm of PT-109, the World War II torpedo boat commanded by a young Navy lieutenant named John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was standing in the same spot when a Japanese destroyer ran over the vessel. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic senator from Connecticut for 18 years and Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential race, may have experienced a similar crushing sensation in August when he lost his party's primary to challenger Ned Lamont.
September 26, 2006 | From the Hartford Courant
Sen. Joe Lieberman said Monday that the U.S. should "get tough" with an Iraqi political leadership unable to function without American troops. Lieberman (D-Conn.) lashed out at his main campaign rival, Democrat Ned Lamont, for suggesting that the U.S. should pressure the Iraqis by setting a deadline for withdrawing American troops. "The truth is, Lamont's plan is not a plan for changing course; it is a plan for giving up in Iraq," Lieberman said.
September 7, 2006 | Faye Fiore and Richard Simon, Times Staff Writers
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the rebuked Connecticut Democrat, returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for the first time since last month's humiliating defeat in his home-state primary. And if it's possible to embrace someone without actually touching them, that's what his used-to-be friends in the Senate did. In Hollywood, they call it an air kiss. "It's great to be back ...
December 19, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Joseph I. Lieberman was given a warm welcome home Monday as he stopped at Connecticut diners to thank voters for reelecting him to the Senate while he ran as Al Gore's running mate. At the Stamford Diner, retired FBI agent Jim Trower said he didn't back the Democratic presidential ticket but did vote for Lieberman for Senate. "I told him that I thought he was very smart not to give up his day job," Trower said. "He said he thought so too."
Influential political figures whose intense battle against gangsta rap helped pressure Time Warner Inc. to unload its rap music label have a new target: daytime TV talk shows. At a Washington press conference Thursday, William J. Bennett, the nation's former drug czar and current co-director of Empower America, and Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) launched a campaign to get rid of the televised talkfests that they claim debase American culture and cause harm to children.
August 22, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Critics of Sen. Joe Lieberman's independent run to keep his job attacked on two fronts Monday, with one group asking an elections official to throw him out of the Democratic Party and a former rival calling on state officials to keep his name off the November ballot. Campaign workers for Lieberman, who lost the Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont, called the efforts dirty politics.
August 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
In a fresh sign of trouble for Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, a fellow lawmaker and campaign ally suggested that the three-term Connecticut incumbent drop plans to run as an independent if he loses Tuesday's primary by a wide margin. "I think he really has to take a look at what reality is," said Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Lautenberg said he would switch his allegiance to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont if Lamont prevails in the primary.
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